mKisan portal sends farm advisories to 5 Cr farmers

mKisan portal sends farm advisories to 5 Cr farmers
Information and services available on mKisan portal are crop specific advisories to farmers through SMS and voice; IVR services and extreme weather alerts for farmers

mKisan portal, run by Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, is sending farm advisories in the form of SMSs directly to over five crore farmers.

Advisories to the farmers registered on this portal, are sent in 12 languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said, “Information and services available on mKisan portal are crop specific advisories to farmers through SMS and voice; Pull SMS service for farmers to register themselves and give feedback on the service; Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) service and extreme weather alert for farmers. 2462.37 crore SMSs have been sent to the farmers since launch of this portal on May 25, 2013 till June 28, 2019.”

State wise registered farmers (As on June 28, 2019)

StateNumber of beneficiary farmers
Andaman & Nicobar Islands11,989
Andhra Pradesh53,13,689
Arunachal Pradesh1257
Assam78,249
Bihar10,32,234
Chandigarh640
Chhattisgarh15,27,476
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1235
Daman & Diu74
Delhi48,906
Goa23,755
Gujarat12,24,048
Haryana131,18,85
Himachal Pradesh733,962
Jammu & Kashmir256,018
Jharkand810,946
Karnataka763,898
Kerala10,50,629
Lakshadweep26
Madhya Pradesh23,21,973
Maharashtra63,69,389
Manipur4241
Meghalaya5042
Mizoram4541
Nagaland27,657
Odisha300,8725
Puducherry11,202
Punjab724,908
Rajasthan32,00,755
Sikkim26,244
Tamil Nadu12,32,068
Telangana27,82,294
Tripura40,993
Uttar Pradesh141,23,357
Uttarakhand199,109
West Bengal17,90,872
Total5,00,64,286
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